NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Richard III at the Rose Theatre

The production will open at the Liverpool Playhouse 6th – 22nd April 2023 and then play at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, 26th April – 13th May 2023.

Full casting has been announced for the Rose Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III which will begin performances next month. This production is directed by Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury in Bridgerton), who also stars in the title role.

She is joined in the production by Antonie Azor (Ratcliffe), Clive Brill (Hastings), Harry Clarke (Catesby), Sam Cox (Stanley), Josh Day (Dorset/Edward, Son of Clarence/Prince Edward/York(Puppet)/Captain Blunt), Daniel Hawksford (Brackenbury/Edward IV/Richmond), Liz Kettle (Queen Margaret), Joseph Kloska (Buckingham), Robin Morrissey (Rivers/Cardinal Bouchier/Oxford), Caroline Parker (Elizabeth, Duchess of York), Oliver Ryan (Clarence/Archbishop/Mayor/Norfolk), Rachel Sanders (Elizabeth Woodville), and Phoebe Shepherd (Lady Anne).

A tale of ambition and manipulation, Richard III charts the rise of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as he deceives and murders anyone who stands in his path to becoming King. 

Reflecting on her own childhood in rural England in the 1960s, Adjoa Andoh sets out to explore how pathologising the body and ascribing evil intent due to a person’s physical appearance can wear away at the soul.

Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production also includes: Yeofi Andoh (Composer & MD), Amelia Jane Hankin (Set Designer), Maybelle Laye (Costume Designer), Chris Davey (Lighting Designer), Benjamin Grant (Sound Designer), Jack Murphy (Movement Director), Sam Jones CDG (Casting Director), Harriett O’Grady (Assistant Director), Nicole
Alphonce (Assistant Movement Director & Fight Director), Mervyn Millar, Maia Kirkman-Richards and Tracy Waller for Significant Object (Puppetry), Jeannette Nelson (Voice Coach), Shereen Ibrahim (Dialect Coach) and Simon Trinder (Text Consultant). The production team includes Dan Rainsford (Production Manager), Fahmida Bahkt (Props Supervisor), and Jacqui Davis (Costume Supervisor). The Casting Director is Sam Jones CDG.

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